The first time I heard Heather speak about the ‘Action Vortex’ where we get caught up in the “How” of things and the ensuing action and reaction, I knew she was speaking to me. It may as well have had my name on it.
Having continuously seen my purpose in life to make everything better, I have always looked at “How” to fix the current problem. It has, without exception, caused me to work harder, or faster, or take on yet another extra job, making me busier and more and more frantic. Awareness of this pattern lead me to discovering my overwhelming Default drama of “I’m responsible for everything!”
It is still something I need to be aware of as I continue to have a tendency towards this state, but now that I understand the concept of asking myself “Why?” and not “How?” I find I am becoming much more attuned to the flow of life and in identifying why I need something. I seem to find a new path in exploring that “why?” and it doesn’t involve pushing myself, or being busy, or burying myself in the rush of life. Indeed the more I ask “Why?” the more I am becoming aware of what is important to me on a daily basis, and at last the Vortex is slipping further and further from me.
I am probably as busy as I have ever been, however because I am no longer caught in the whirlpool of how I am going to keep it all together, I am free to explore why it is important and enjoy the flow of energy that comes from being at peace with that.